The Good Life, with chefs Daniel Humm and Alice Waters

This weekend we return to the very first episode of the FT Weekend podcast, from September. Lilah interviews Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park and the legendary Alice Waters of Chez Panisse to find out how the world’s best chefs find purpose beyond their restaurants. Humm created a buzz in May when he announced that his world-famous restaurant would be entirely vegan. Has this risk paid off? And what does it mean to do good as a leader?

Plus: FT design critic Edwin Heathcote takes us on a tour of the world’s most vengeful architecture, and journalist Madison Darbyshire shares advice on how to furnish your home with old things.

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Episode links

Lilah’s article on Chiefs:

Edwin on the architecture of spite:

Madison’s Chic Flea Market Masterclass:

Sound design and mixing are by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music.

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